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Soil Science

Combine chemistry, microbiology and remediation courses to develop holistic knowledge about soil science and make competent decisions in the natural resource fields.

Soil Science – Minor

The Soil Science minor at Montana State allows students to develop applicable real-world knowledge of soil systems and tailor their undergraduate experience to prepare for a career in land rehabilitation, ecosystem management, precision agriculture and more. The program supplements an undergraduate degree with courses taught by nationally-renowned scientists and the opportunity for hands-on work in Montana’s varied ecosystems.





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Montana’s Research Leader
Montana State leverages more than $120 million annually to support pioneering research across our departments, institutes and centers.

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University of the Yellowstone
Study soil science and conduct research in the varied ecosystems of Montana with Yellowstone National Park just an hour from campus.

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Make an Immediate Impact
Soil Science students conduct research and produce publications within their undergraduate careers.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.



Soil Science students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Ecosystem Management
  • Land Rehabilitation
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Resource Manager

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.




Sample Course Plan

For more details on what your full study plan could look like under this minor, consult the official Montana State University course catalog for specific registration and advising information.